The Total Ecosystem Management Group has its focus on making our revegetation projects deliver more benefits than simply improvement of biodiversity, or farm forestry.

Using Analog Forestry as its guiding principle, the group is trying to integrate economic benefits and biodiversity benefits in new forestry plantings.

The group held a farm planning course in late April 2014 to help landowners plan the species and layout of their forestry plantings, aiming to deliver an income to the landowners as the forest goes through different stages of development.

The process is complex and innovative and untried in our local environment but has been used successfully in tropical climates such as Costa Rica and Sri Lanka.

If you are interested in the work of this group or want to start a trial project of your own then please contact Anthony Dufty at